February 25, 2015

I know this page is a bit later than I said it would be, and I haven't been communicating much in the past few weeks, so I thought this would be a good moment to give you guys a bit of an update - also for all the new readers who don't know what's going on on my end of things.

On the 11th this month, exactly a year had passed after that horrible day on which my youngest sister passed away after being in a terrible car accident. It doesn't feel like a year at all, and having to accept that she's really been gone for that many days now, was hard.
Not a day passes, without her being on my mind. I do my very best to focus on the many good memories, but in the past weeks my thoughts were about the accident, reliving the awful days following it, and the injustice of it all. I knew my family back home was feeling the same pain, and knowing there was so little that I could do to make things easier weighed heavy on me.

Even so, we soldier on. It's what my sister would have wanted. I try to do at least one thing each day, which - if I could tell her- would make her laugh, proud, or happy in any other form. It's my way of keeping her alive in my thoughts, and having something to help me get through the day.

Soldiering on, is also what I do with the comic. It isn't always easy (it wasn't in the past weeks) but working on the comic gives me a much needed sense of purpose and structure, a reason to get out of bed - on the worst days.
Yes, progress has been slow, and yes I'm still not entirely done wrapping up those cursed kickstarter preparations (I don't really hate them - but as it turns out, it's very difficult to create an enthusiastic pitch of your work when you're an emotional mess).

But, I have been doing better (not counting the past weeks), I've the most wonderful people supporting me, and I'm convinced that I'm able to get through it all.

Thank you, guys, for sticking with me and the comic <3!